5 Time-Tested Job Search Strategies You Can Use Now


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When you are conducting a job search, hope is not a strategy. Action -- ideally, consistent action implemented in a systematic way -- is the only strategy that will help you move closer to your goal for landing a new job. These 5 job search strategies that you can take action on today, will help propel your job search forward and help you to land a new job more quickly.

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5 Time-Tested Job Search Strategies You Can Use Now

  1. 1. 5 Time-Tested Job Search Strategies You Can Use NOW
  2. 2. People are currently filling the jobs you may have had in mind. They were smart to plan their job search last summer and got serious about it in the fall.
  3. 3. Tip #1 Do Not Wait Make your job search your idea. Do not wait to be downsized or laid off. Do not wait to be passed over for the next promotion. Nothing feels better than leaving a job on your own terms!
  4. 4. Plan Ahead Tip #2 Unless the job comes looking for you, you need time to clean up and organize your finances, your social media history, your references, and work history.
  5. 5. Tip #3 Focus On Target Jobs Determine what job title, workplace, and income you want to chase. Without a job search target, you will not know what to do next or how to prioritize your time.
  6. 6. Put Yourself At The Center Tip #4 Imagine yourself at the bulls-eye of a target; then run two exercises: Label each concentric circle a distance of 20 miles and identify the employers in those ranges. Label each concentric circle for a community you belong to and regularly network in those circles
  7. 7. Tip #5 Learn To Network Let people know what you are looking for and how you are right for it. If you cannot sell those you know, you will never sell an interviewer. Networking is not a whimpering plea for help. Approach your contacts with confidence and with focus.
  8. 8. You cannot go forward without cleaning up your past on social media where everything you have posted has a life of its own.
  9. 9. At the same time, prepare a current professional résumé (or better yet, work with a professional résumé writer).
  10. 10. Finally, it never hurts to submit your resume to headhunters who work to match open positions with professionals such as you. They need and value an inventory of qualified candidates.
  11. 11. Michelle Dumas runs of one of the longest-standing and most respected professional résumé writing firms on the internet, Distinctive Career Services, LLC (dba Distinctive Documents). Since 1996, Michelle has empowered thousands of professionals with résumés that get results and win jobs fast. Get insider résumé writing tips that you won't find anywhere else at her website. Go now to www.distinctiveweb.com The Internet’s Résumé & Career Marketing Specialists…Since 1996 www.distinctiveweb.com resumes@distinctiveweb.com (800) 644-9694 Copyright © 2014, Distinctive Career Services, LLC